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  Bangladesh 
Description
Created in 1971, Bangladesh had been East Pakistan after British rule ended in India and the State of East Bengal was partitioned along religious lines. Most Bangladeshis are Muslim and ethnic Bengalis. Seventh-day Adventist work began in Bangladesh with literature and educational ministries, and these continue to be the backbone of the church. Membership has doubled during the last four years, dependent largely on the church's educational centers. Because seven out of ten people cannot read, villagers are dependent upon literate laymembers to read for them. Despite the illiteracy, literature sold during 1999 tripled over the year before. Also making a major impact are Adventist World Radio "listeners clubs." Among the country's largest challenges are poverty and knowing how to reach the Muslim mind.
Adventist Statistics (as of 2011)
Members:
29,193

Year Entered:

 1906
Annual Growth Rate:
7.3%
Population:
147,285
Churches:
113
Decadal Growth Rate:
92.9%
Population
per Member:
5
Ordained Ministers:
22
 

 

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Division:

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Directory Entries: EDUCATION (5) MEDICAL (1) Publishing Houses (1)
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